Investigation on role and function of noggings in residential timber frame construction

Karunasena, W. and Leitch, C. J. (2008) Investigation on role and function of noggings in residential timber frame construction. In: 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 20): Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials , 2-5 Dec 2008, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Currently, there is no consensus among wall frame manufacturers, engineers and builders on the role and function of wall noggings as required by AS1684. It is not clear whether they are prescribed for structural adequacy, serviceability or buildability reasons. This paper presents an investigation into the role and function of noggings and includes: (1) a literature review on wall framing, including summary findings of an industry survey to establish relevant issues for noggings; (2) review of nogging design criteria; (3) nogging alternatives; (4) structural analysis of nogging systems; (5) structural testing; and (6) key results and com-parisons between tests and structural analysis. Key preliminary conclusions are that edge nogging could be used instead of flat (normal) nogging and that structurally, there may not be any need for nogging. However, these trends were not able to be conclusively confirmed from the pilot test program undertaken due to the in-herent timber variability and the limited number of test replications.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print copy held USQ Library 624 Fut
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2009 23:40
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 02:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: wall noggings; AS1684
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091210 Timber, Pulp and Paper
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870204 Residential Construction Design

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